Euro 2012 Goalkeeper Kits

Predicting exactly what goalkeeper kits will be worn in Euro 2012 is a bit of a black art. As is often the case with goalkeeper outfits (as discussed on True Colours) it seems there are little hard and fast rules as to what will be worn. Rather than posting too much incorrect info I will be posting them as and when they are worn.


55 Replies to “Euro 2012 Goalkeeper Kits

  1. Great stuff, John!

    I have an unhealthy obsession with goalkeeper kits.

    The over-looked ugly sister of football kit geekery!

  2. Thanks Eric! I’m really into goalkeeper kits at the moment. The Czech kit is indeed a lime green and I’ve done my best to reproduce the colour – its a really tricky one to get right – I prepare all my illustrations for print as well as web and that may be causing the issue. I’ll take another look.

    Finished the Denmark and Holland kits (while watching the Germany/Portugal game) and will get these all uploaded later today.

  3. Actually, John, when I said that about the colour not looking right on the Czech Republic goalkeeper kit, I was looking at it on my old desktop PC.

    Now looking at it on my laptop (which is newer and has a better screen) it looks fine.

  4. How come in the mid-1980s goalkeepers needed padding on their shoulders and all down their arms but now they don’t even need sleeves?!

  5. And they say the pitches are a lot harder now, also Andrew.

    Actually, it wasn’t even that long ago. I remember keepers kit having those pads in the late-1990s.

    I guess keepers are just tougher now… πŸ˜›

  6. Its Black Andrew. Referee obviousley deemed a coulour clash with the Navy blue (what is the point of having it as 1st choice i hear you ask!)
    England used there away (or 3rd) GK hsirt due to France wearing a Red GK Shirt.

  7. John. When will the Republic Of Ireland, Croatia, France and England goalkeeper kit be up because i am addicted to goalkeeper kits at the moment.

  8. Maybe that’s why the French kitman chose Red, to force us to change. Like Wimbledon did in the FA Cup in the 90’s. Remember the game v Man Utd at Selhurst Park? Red v Newton Heath yellow/green.

  9. Hello Samuel, I know the feeling! I think I’m addicted (and infuriated!) by them too. The remainder should be up tomorrow, then of course we’ll see what the next set of games bring.

    Andrew – that was my thought too. Psychology at work there perhaps?

  10. Lovely stuff, John – great to see more kits going up…

    I’m sure we have gone on about it before, but who on earth thought the away England goalkeeper kit was a good idea!?!!?

    It’s too gaudy for 1992!

  11. The England keepers kit was clearly designed to cause feelings of nausea and disorientation amongst opposition strikers and thus confound their attempts to score.

  12. I like the England Away GK shirt, natch. And I was aware of the foot on the socks. Can’t explain it other to say it’s trying to justify charging Β£8-12 for them instead of the Β£1.50 you can get plain socks for.

    S’pose it is always the area that gets hard to shift stains, so may be to disguise that. Remember lots of pairs of l’OM socks being pristine apart from the foot.

  13. I kind of agree with you there, Denis.

    Although, with me it’s all white goalkeeper kits, that just look wrong. I don’t mind them if they have black shorts and socks, for some reason.

  14. Excellent stuff John!

    Look forward to maybe some retro Keepers jerseys in the future – Hopefully the Keepers tops make you want to travel back in time to the old Adidas, Admiral, Umbro jerseys.

    (heres hoping John!)

  15. I only saw brief highlights from the match, but it seems that the Greece goalkeeper was wearing the same kit as the away one, which you have illustrated John (and has also been used by Germany and Russia) – but with lime green Adidas stripes.


  16. Bit O/T but the England 3rd GK shirt was worn by the Ladies team against Holland yesterday (Looked good actually)

  17. thankfully none of the teams so far have done my number 1 pet hate with GK kits is when they have dark shirts and socks but white shorts, it just looks wrong. i remember Newcastle having a Dark Green GK top but with white shorts in 2006 – just horrible. as for all white GK kits, something i dont mind. as for the Euros just not a fan at all of the Nike Park design, in my eyes much poorer then previous 4/5 Nike GK designs

  18. Yeah, I don’t like the Nike goalkeeper design either, David.

    I guess somebody was looking at a torch shining on a wall, whilst smoking something in the Nike offices…. πŸ˜›

    Am I right in thinking that the same design will be used by the majority of Nike club teams in the forthcoming season?

  19. I love the England home and aways. That away in particular is fantastic. Boy have Umbro churned out some great goalie kits for England since 09.

  20. You like the away goalkeeper kit, Nick?!?!?!?!

    I think the recent England goalkeeper kits have been a bit of a mixed bag.

    I really liked the yellow one worn at the 2010 World cup, and the light blue one, which was only used in the Slovenia match.

    The current away is awful, and the current red, and blue kits would be fine, if it wasn’t for the terribly 90s flag shadow pattern.

    I thought the dark green, and black with purple piping kits were okay.

  21. There was something quite nice about the yellow and white one in 2010, im totally undecided about the flag pattern one sometimes i see it and think its hideous then other times i think theres something quite cool about it,

    im quite happy with my own countries one, the Scotland home one in a nice classic grey and navy with the proper badge back on it too

    my favourite in the tournament would be one of;
    grey and blue italy
    blue Russian one with sash
    Spain grey one

    another side not on the Spain kits is im liking the flag on the socks of all the kits, even though i dont think it exactly goes with away kit i do like themes that transpire over different kits

  22. I have a soft spot for yellow and white, for some reason, Denis.

    I always like it when Brazil have to change to yellow-white-white at World Cups.

    Even though everybody else hates it! πŸ˜›

  23. Thank you very much John for a great job with the GK dresses! Will you do the yellow France dress that there GK had st the QF against Spain?

  24. does anybody know whats the set order (for euro,s /world cup games) if there is indeed one of which order the 5 kits?colours of any match are picked e.g 1st team 1 outfield.. 2nd team 2 outfield..3rd refs tops/kits… 4th team 1gk …5th team 2gk………..would love to hear the theorys or truth because after team 1 then team 2 outfield pick kits the ref and both gk,s seem to be picked in a random way/order to me??? sorry to ask but hey theres no footie on tonight!!! l.o.l!

  25. Good question, Dave. You’d hope it’d would alternate on the way down too. So if it’s outfield, gk #1, officials, gk #2, then if Team B is made to change oufield then the referee should be forced to comply with their gk and then Team A’s gk should be the one with the most difficult job at the bottom.

    Might explain why arguably more gk kits (including change items) exist than outfield kits.

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